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on. >>> a state traditionally takes pride in gun ownership. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the econom
but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay a
remarks president barack obama said he wanted to make it clear to the world that the united states stands with israel. >>> well, we are on storm watch this morning even though it is the first day of spring and we are welcoming it in with rain and tara moriarty has more on how people are handling the wet weather, we have seen some crashes, tara? >> reporter: well, you are right, it is the official start to spring and they say in like a lion, out like a lamb and we'll see some wet weather and it was like this yesterday as well as this morning and many fans wore rain gear for yesterday's classic between the dominican republic and puerto rico and it is a soggy end to the lackluster winter and it is only two thirds of where it usually is and some fans were kept from bringing their umbrellas. >> i told him he is not getting it. it was pretty big. i will be able to make some friends. >> reporter: forecasters say we got a good amount of rain around dinner time and this morning it seems to have tapered off and it should be pretty clear and we will let yo
available. live from san francisco. >>> happening now, president obama is visiting with palestinian leaders in the west bank this morning. president obama met with palestinian president and the two held a joint press conference coming up, what the president had to say about the prospects for a palestinian peace deal >>> the europe bank is giving cyprus until to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts they ordered the banks to stay closed. but atm's are operating with withdraw limits many are expressing anger against the union. >>> police investigating whether a suspect in the standoff with police was killed by police officers or if he killed himself. yesterday morning, about 11:30, police got a call saying that a man was waving a rifle. the suspect ran inside. he later smashed out a window and pointed a shotgun at them. that's when the police opened fire. we don't know if the suspect fired back >> they let off about 50 rounds and had it on the floor. >> you had to hit the deck >>
president barack obama is visiting mahmoud abbas and the two are at a press conference and this follows meetings from yesterday. the president is focused on meeting both sides and what it will take to restart negotiations. he is discussing what it will -- what will happen as they fire two rockets into israel. one exploded causing damages but fortunately no injuries and the other is in a field which is ruled by has mass. >>> police are wondering whether a standoff suspect was killed by officers or self inflicted wounds. police got because a man waving a rifle but the suspect who what not armed at of the time but went inside and pointed a shotgun at them. it is unclear if they fired back. >> they had about 60 rounds. >> you guys hit the deck. >> we had to, it was really loud and my grandson was terrified. police stormed the home and police actually know the person and they have dealt with him before. >>> a coach from orinda is facing mullet he pell charges for -- pull the pell chargesp of molestation. he is accused of molesting one boy and secretly fi
will clear his name. >>> happening now president obama is wrapping up his three- day visit before heading to jordan. we want to show you new video of president obama visiting a holocaust museum in jerusalem. from there president obama heads to jordan the last stop on his mideast trip. >>> time is 4:36. today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closed. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they include concord, livermore, santa rosa, and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the country because of sequestration budget cuts. >>> there are more impacts on the way. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs
. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge westbound
that doesn't take a dime for his work. >>> president obama will visittize real this week for the first time as president. police in jerusalem are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since president bush's in 2009. some 15,000 personnel are being deployed. graffiti defaced posters of mr. obama but the subject matter is over a lack of mobile wireless in the region. >>> what you're about to see is a convention unlike any other. how it brought fans together this weekend, and why that creature remains so popular. >>> and rain is on its way for the bay area. we'll see how soon it will come. morning, brian! love your passat! um. listen, gary. i bought the last one. nice try. says right here you can get one for $199 a month. you can't believe the lame-stream media gary. they're all gone. maybe i'll get one. [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. you can't have the same car as me, gary! i'm gettin' one. nope! [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a passat. that'
at reid hillview airport. >> >> chuck haig el wants president obama's defense strategy reevaluated. wanting to know if the assumptions underlaying the strategy is still valid in light of the budget circumstance a reduced presence in europe and a continued focus on the mideast. the pentagon is facing more than a half trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade. >> >> demonstrators took to the steps of san francisco city hall to call for a stop to funding cuts for hiv and aid says programs, lead by members of the group organizing for america, formed to support president obama's legislative aim. speakers urged congress to respect what they call the will of the people. >> the people of the united states made clear this last november that we value investments in our communities and in our country and that includes funding hiv prevention and care services. >> >> reporter: cording to other speakers, cuts from the sequester will result in fewer aids tests. less medicine and an increase in the spread of the disease. it will be friday before the
nations. >> what kind of welcome president obama is getting on his first visit to israel. steve paulson is up in a few minutes to see if any more rain will be squeezed out of this system. >>> a pricey problem onburg, the big -- on b.a.r.t. the big effort to keep pigeons away. >>> highway 237 to interstate 880 express lanes generated $900,000 in tolls in the first year or 300,000 more than projected. revenue from the 680 lane was almost $200,000 higher than expected. all of this extra cash could help pay for more express lanes to be built. new lanes could be coming to 880, 580 in livermore, 680 in contra costa county and 880 south of leandro. >>> and president obama is pledging unwavering support for israel. he received a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv earlier today. that was followed by a tour of israel's iron dome missile defense system. he met behind closed doors with shim mon peres. they also a -- shim mon per -- shimon peres. >> in this work, the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> the preside
. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed properly and you have studies on that the democratic side w
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose and we have a little bit of a break or two in. cloud
it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. president barack obama will meet with palestinians leaders in the westbound and he has some work to do if he hopes to re5 the middle east. we just got word from the white thousand that announcement will happen 8:40 our time and the 51- year-old perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino to be nominated by president barack obama for the cabinet and the former person returned home last month. >>> they rejected a federal mediator's proposal for a cooling off period. they have been canceled since musicians went on strike and there is no word on when negotiations can continue. they are coming for the world baseball classic . yesterday puerto rico beat them and they move onto the finals. angel pagan is playing for the giants and another winner for tonight's game, they will play for tomorrow night. remember the parking meter prizes went up earlier this month and it can run as much as the 7 bucks an hour. >>> something new on ba
confirmed president obama's appointment of a judge. troy nunley fills a viccancy for the eastern district of california. he is a san francisco native. he was appointed in 2002 to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors
's an easier choice than ever. ♪ ♪ shop at choosenissan.com. ♪ ♪ >>> as we told you earlier, president obama is on his first trip to israel since he took office. this visit came with a little car trouble. a presidential limb moe shipped from washington, d.c. had to be towed after it wasn't start. the president hadn't arrived yet. it was originally reported that the wrong type of fuel was used. the secret service is denying that. agents ended up using a backup instead. the president's itinerary was not affected. >>> an east bay business owner is facing 57 felony charges. he's accused of stealing workers pay and then lying about it. the trivalley times report claims that show calvin harris made about $400,000 by paying his employees less than what he told the government. the report says harris is free on his own recogny sans. >>> the airline with the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new monday. they want boeing to compensate it. the airline hasn't disclosed how much the grounding has cost it. during the last two weeks of january it was losi
obama pushes for peace in the middle east. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is march 21st, i am brian flores. >> and i am pam cook. >> it was cloudy all day, a little cooler on the lows mostly sunny but no doubt about it a westerly breeze is in place, here is sal. >>> traffic is doing well on highway 24 as you drive to the caldecott tunnel and also interstate 880, we are off to a good stat to the coliseum and there is roadwork being done on the upper deck, it is 4:29 let's go back to the desk. >>> right now pg&e is on the scene of something that is affecting many customers, paul? >> reporter: good morning we are live in the bay view district, this is where it was affected and you can see there is power restored to part of the area but right down the street right here, that area is still in a blackout. here is the scene this morning, the base of the pole was burned and still smoldering. for some reason this live wire fell to the ground causing an outage that affected 235 paint page customers. they are wor
immigrants. >> [applause] >> president obama today nominated tom perez to be the next labor secretary. he currently is the assistant attorney general heading the justice departments civil rights decision. if approved perez will take over the position from hilda who resigned in january. he has the backing of organized labor groups but could face opposition from republicans because he played a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meanti
. >>> president barack obama will visit israel on his first presidential trip to the country. they are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. the president has fence mening to do with israelis if he hopes to restore the middle east peace process. >>> thomas perez will meet with the press secretary. he was in charge of the justice department and he will be the first latino to be nominated for his cabinet. >>> today they plan to take up the issue to require i.d. and they will hear arguments on the issue of whether or not they must proof their sit is sent ship to vote. they will try keep illegal immigrants from voting. >> -- sal, let's look at the traffic, hey, sal. >>> good morning, traffic is look well around the bay area and we are off to a decent start and it looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze, also the morning commute is looking good on the westbound bay bridge coming to the bay area pay gates and there are no major problems, northbound 280 getting to highway 17, that
? congresswoman marsha blackburn joins me to discuss the ongoing federal budget debates. and president obama was riding high in january. not so much anymore. a couple of weeks ago senator rand paul conducted african old-fashion filibuster. he spock for 13 hours demanding answers about government policy and use of drones. he was harshly criticized by other republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham. the end result, ron paul clearly helped his cause 67% of republican voters have a favorable opinion. nipe points since the filibuster. mccain and graham don't fair as well. as congress considers what to do about the federal budget, 62% of voters nationwide are concerned they will raise taxes too much. only 29% worry they won't raise them enough. on another topic 50% of americans want to break up the nation's biggest banks. 23% are opposed. riding some of this is the fact these banks receive huge subsidies from the federal government in the form of loan guarantees. 76% of americans want those subsidies brought to an end. and, of course, there's still lin
to give them an indication who these two men are. >>> time now 5:36. this morning president obama wrapping up his three-day visit with israelis and palestinians before he flies to jordan. the president visited a holocaust museum. he toured the hall of names. that is where every known holocaust victim is documented. >> our sons and daughters are not born to hate. they are taught to hate. let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them. >> president obama also visited the grave of former israeli prime minister rabee. he was assassinated in 1995. >>> audit of two oakland city council member is in the hand of the district attorneys office and the fbi. among other things the audit accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. both brooks and reid deny any claim. councilman reid is the target of a second investigation. this is a story you will see only on two where we obtained a report from a private investigato
to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000
the peace process come after president obama visited the middle east last week. israel says it is ready for immediate talks. the palestinians say israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967, before they will hold talks. >>> 7:17. a federal watchdog group just released a report this morning saying the nation's bioterrorism labs are not secure. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you've been reading the report. are any california labs in that report? >> reporter: well, dave, uc berkeley does have what's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way.
negotiations into coming weeks. efforts to start the process comes after president obama visited the northeast. israel says it's ready for talks. israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967 before it will hold any talks. >>> there is a new report just out today that says bioterrorism labs around the country are not secure and the american people are at risk ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it
there through direct deposit. >>> you can see president barack obama greeting the leaders there and he says he wants to make clear to the world that the u.s. stands with israel and coming up at 5:15 a hot topic which is expected to dominate his talks with israel today. >>> they may have been exposed to a chemical which is linked to cancer and birth defects. more than 1,000 employees work in two buildings where there are unsafe levels of it. c e.since january. it holds a toxic waste site and pregnant women have more of a chance after being exposed to giving birth to babies with birth defects. >>> later the group fs city are going to announce a partnership with a project called homeless connect. the 3 5,000 tech workers are being encouraged to donate their time and job training services and their money to urging the fda to require the amount of caffeine to the put on the label. five deaths have been linked to the drinks and the company that makes the drinks say it is safe. >>> they have linked obesity to sugary drinks and the number comes from the american
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